Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Bad timing

From the police blotter in today's Chapel Hill News:

A Chapel Hill police officer working plainclothes security in A Southern Season sees a man take away a wine bottle wrapped in an Independent Weekly. The officer asks to see a receipt. The man says wait, let me call my wife on her cell phone, she has it, she's still here shopping. Ten minutes later, here she comes with said receipt. But then, a shopping bag is found near check-out containing the same kind of wine, sans receipt. The officer now notes that the receipt's time-stamp is a bit later than the time it was when he'd stopped the husband.

How technology rules our lives! Just when it almost saves us, it foils us again.

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